Dover — It was a tough season opener for the Western Boone girls soccer team as it opened up the season with one of the toughest opponents on its schedule.
But the Stars were able to get a hard-fought 1-1 tie against the Cascade Cadets Tuesday afternoon at Western Boone.
“It is hard to be happy with a tie, but we knew that we came out against a high-quality team,” Western Boone head coach Jen Fisher said. “We were able to grab the lead against the flow of play against a good team. We didn’t have a lot of chances but we finished one of the ones that we did.”
The Stars struck first in 22nd minute.
Maeve Dugan was able to corral the ball in a scramble after a corner kick and give the Stars a 1-0 lead.
“We won a corner kick and had some players get in good position and actually got a rebound off a defender,” Fisher said. “We had people in the right place at the right time — people who have played a lot of soccer. And it paid off, they are doing a good job. Maeve Dugan did a good job of putting the ball in a spot that it couldn’t be saved.”
For a long time it looked like the goal would last.
Even though Cascade had the majority of the ball possession, the Stars defense held the Cadets at bay.
But with 7:50 remaining, the Cadets had a free kick about 25 yards from goal and after the initial shot hit the crossbar, Emily Rubin put the shot in to tie the game.
Overall, Fisher was happy with how the defense held up.
For more of this story, read Wednesday’s Lebanon Reporter.